MANILA, Philippines — 2 batches of abroad Filipino workers (OFWs) through Kuwait arrived in the Philippines, Monday.
More than 300 repatriated OFWs are the type of who were granted amnesty through the Kuwaiti government.
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration ( (OWWA) administrator Hans Cacdac stated they include OFWs that overstayed, has lawful cases and household helpers who went away.
The returnees indicated relief upon coming to the Ninoy Aquino Airport terminal (NAIA).
“Masaya kasi nakauwi na kami na ligtas ( I’m happy because we could go home safe), ” said Flower who fled through her employer because she wasn’t being paid.
The OFWs were welcomed through the officials of the actual Overseas Workers Well being Administration (OWWA).
Each was handed cash for their transportation to their provinces.
Additionally they received P5, 000 monetary assistance and P20, 000 living fund.
“Kapag might pagkakataon ay magbalik. Kasi dito sa Pilipinas, marami guy talagang trabaho dito kaya lang, ‘yung sahod dito hindi naman malaki masyado (If there’s an opportunity, I’ll go back overseas. There are many jobs within the Philippines but the pay isn’t much), ” stated Marie Casquite
Although some still hope to operate abroad, others no longer wish to return.
“Naku, huwag na! Ang sasama ng ugaling Arabo sa Kuwait (No, overlook it! Arabs within Kuwait have poor attitudes), ” stated Bai Dasil, the Filipino migrant employee.
The Kuwaiti federal government has set the actual amnesty deadline in order to February 22. Within March, it will start its crackdown upon undocumented foreign employees.
OWWA is wishing that OFWs within Kuwait will make use of the amnesty offered through the Kuwaiti government.
The actual agency also phone calls on Filipino employees facing problems within employment abroad in order to call its hotlines.
OFWs may get in touch with OWWA via it’s hotline number (02) 551-1560 or through texting in the amounts 0917-txt OWWA.
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